Breathitt County

Breathitt County, Kentucky

1137 Main St
Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-3810
Fax: (606) 666-3807
www.breathittcounty.com

In southeastern KY; organized Feb 8, 1839 from Estill, Clay, and Perry counties. Name Origin: For John Breathitt (1786-1834), KY governor (1832-34)

Area (sq mi):: 495.29 (land 495.19; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 15,957 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 16,100 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,044; median household $19,155; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,015-$17,859
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.80% Median travel time to work: 33.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Student-Created Virtual College Visits (Breathitt County High School, KY) Scholars from Breathitt County High School visited different colleges virtually throughout the year.
Contract Awarded for The second phase will extend the trail by nine miles from Royalton to near Carver Tunnel in Magoffin County, ending near the Breathitt County line
As an added bonus, the unit is home to the Paul Van Booven Wildlife Management Area, a 2,293-acre property in Breathitt County that is restricted to archery-only elk hunting.
Police arrived at Jackson trailer park in Breathitt County, Kentucky, an hour after Saturday's shooting as Neace blasted himself on the porch of his own trailer.
33) Bill Herald, another Breathitt County migrant who left for Cincinnati in the early 1960s stated,